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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Paradise
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238 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews


Denisekv avatar

Denisekv

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise for the Price!

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Having been on over ten cruises, this is probably the second smallest ship I have been on. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I needed something affordable because I was taking my aunt for her birthday. If you ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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kermitw67

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Had a good time on the Paradise

This was our 3rd cruise, first on the Carnival Paradise and I must say I really enjoyed it! I was not a fan of the other cruises we have taken. We sailed to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The embarkation process went ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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happychippy

2 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Solo Cruiser

I flew in the morning of the cruise, arrived at the Tampa Airport around 8:30A.M and easily grabbed a taxi to head to the pier. Yes, it's early I know. It was $25 flat rate from the airport to the pier. I arrived ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Bedrock58

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good Times

Decided to try a shorter cruise and go back to Carnival. Enjoyed being back on s smaller ship. Our last cruise was on RC with a bigger ship. It was much easier to find a chair on the decks. The comedy club ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Normlin

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Some Surprises

Our 9th cruise, 5th on Carnival. Out of Tampa in January 2016 Cons:1). smaller ship means smaller room; no sofa or frig in our ocean view room. Not a big problem, just unexpected. 2).No meal with lobster tail, ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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NelleS

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised!

I never wanted to go on a Carnival cruise. My cruise experiences have been with Celebrity (the vast majority), 2 Holland America, and 1 Royal Caribbean. Carnival was not for me: too loud, too young, too "party ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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lovethesun70

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

My First

I booked a cruise on Carnival Paradise to celebrate my upcoming birthday (45). Some friends joined me, which was a couple and another single friend, and we had a pretty great time. We weren't travelling with kids ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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GAmom06

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

My family and I just returned from our first cruise. The kids are 7 and 9. I was both impressed and under impressed. First, the service by the staff is excellent. This we the first time in my life that I haven't had ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Stacy K.

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

"Good Times on Paradise"

Just got off the Carnival Paradise and after reading a lot of negative reviews, I decided to write this review. First, keep in mind that the ship is older but the staff is constantly cleaning and is extremely happy ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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fidgety13

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

This was our 7th cruise on a Carnival ship this time we went on the Paradise. Nice ship but starting to show some age. The staff and the crew were very friendly and helpful. However Carnival is starting to get a ...
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Sail Date October 2015


orateam avatar

orateam

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise, especially for experienced cruisers.

My history: 5 cruises. 2 disney (small and large), 1 carnival (sensation, tugboat class), 1 norwegian (Epic, large class). Having cruised from ports of Canaveral and Miami, large and small ships, i feel like I ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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TraceyM

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Paradise; Nice Cruise, Great Price

Had a relaxing 5 night cruise last week. Started in the PORT OF TAMPA with easy drop off luggage at port, hubby chose to park in Garage about a block away. Cost was $75.00 for the entire week- covered with ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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MediGatoRx

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Better Than Last Try on Paradise

This was my 11th overall cruise, 5th on Carnival. Went with my wife as part of a larger group of friends and family. We're locals so there was no air travel or hotel stays involved. We still LOVE cruising out ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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ambianceto

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Better Than Expected

I had ruled out Carnival a long time ago because of too many kids and pushy service, and enjoyed RCL on many cruises, I even have another RCL cruise coming up in November that I have had reserved last year. I took ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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RNLovetocruise

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Relaxing

We sailed out of Tampa on Thursday had a day at sea, Cozumel, and a day at sea. This, to us, is a perfect short getaway. Cozumel is, in our view, the best of the western Caribbean ports. They are well equipped, ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Crusin vol

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Batman Adventure; Bombed by Security

We, as a family, were looking forward to this cruise for months. it was my and my husband's first cruise. embarkation was easy. Our kids and grandkids have been on several cruises so they know the drill. we ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Ninja cowboy

1 Review Written

New Cruise Addict!

We celebrated our son's college graduation with a cruise on the Carnival Paradise, in June. It was our first cruise experience, and had a wonderful time! The staff was so polite, and treated us like royalty! The one ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Jacwlyn

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Short but Sweet

We purchased a category 6A oceanview room as well as "Faster to the Fun." We arrived in Tampa on July 15, and stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites/Ybor City/Downtown. We purchased a "Park and Cruise" package which ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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sailorgal28

5 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Fun Times

This was a graduation present for my 18 year old daughter. We brought along her friend as well. As from previous sailings I knew that this is an older, smaller ship in the Carnival fleet. This was my first time ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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64funwhisper

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good Getway Cruise

This was our second time on the Paradise --but First time having FTF which made embarkation such a breeze this ship is showing some wear and tear but the staff was always cleaning and smileing while doing it and ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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dad1705

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

GREAT SHIP FOR ITS AGE AND PRICE

I have been reading all the NEGATIVE reviews from cruisers about the Carnival Paradise and let me say this after having been on close to 60 cruises since I first started sailing in 1982. When I went on my first ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Bowman1

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

4th of July Cruise

This was our 11th cruise, 3rd on Carnival and 2nd out of the port of Tampa. Getting to the port and embarkation Tampa is a very accessible port. The Paradise sails out of terminal 3 – the flow of traffic is ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Hotlady2015

1 Review Written

Family Cruise

We boarded the Carnival Paradise on June 13th in Tampa. The ship is outdated and our cabin was small even though we had an ocean view. One elevator did not worked during the whole cruise. The ship was very clean ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Quincynicole

1 Review Written

The Smith's cruise review

This was our first cruise so we really didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was great, the service was remarkable, and our stateroom steward- Oswald was simply amazingly! He was the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Yasay avatar

Yasay

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Freeport Bahamas

Before everything else, this was my first cruise ever (and I'm 22) so I don't have any biases or pedestal to put this cruise up against. Secondly, the food given the first two days was absolutely scrumptious!!! Lord ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Carnival Paradise Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.7
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.53.7
Public Rooms3.53.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Family4.03.8
Enrichment4.03.3
Service4.54.1
Value For Money4.03.8
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